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Playing the emissions counting game

Mon, 2019-02-11 14:30
Every country in the world has to count its emissions so that global commitments to fight climate change can be kept. Now efforts are underway to ensure that this particular brand of accountancy is as accurate and effective as it can be.
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Trusting the accountant: How emissions reporting is set to change

Mon, 2019-02-11 14:26
Climate targets can only function if countries, cities and companies report their emissions accurately. A new project hopes to show how reporting should be done, but building trust looks set to play a huge part in overcoming the challenge.
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Aviation risks undercutting EU’s new renewables rules

Mon, 2019-02-11 13:23
The ink is barely dry on the EU’s revised renewable energy policy and already it is under threat from the aviation sector, warn Jori Sihvonen and Andrew Murphy.
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European Defence Fund talks reveal rift over EU’s defence future

Mon, 2019-02-11 12:38
EU lawmakers failed to seal an agreement on the future of the European Defence Fund (EDF) despite a nine hour negotiation session last week.
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Ukrainian official charged in acid attack on activist after outcry

Mon, 2019-02-11 12:27
Ukrainian prosecutors said Monday (11 February) they had charged a high-ranking regional official with organising a deadly acid attack on a prominent anti-corruption activist that prompted widespread outrage.
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EU pharma stakeholders take action to tackle fake medicines

Mon, 2019-02-11 12:16
A number of pharma stakeholders announced on 9 February the official launch of the European Medicines Verification System (EMVS), which will make use of new technologies to improve safety in the medicines’ supply chain against fake products.
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No water, no reuse

Mon, 2019-02-11 11:51
The European Parliament can save the entire water reuse project, or render the whole exercise until now worthless when it votes on 12 February, writes Roberto Mazzini.
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Entrepreneurial skills as a vital tool to empower young people in Europe

Mon, 2019-02-11 11:50
European Union as the leading power of innovation and technological progress is by all means a great idea. But what are we doing today to achieve this vision of tomorrow? I believe that in order to make the EU a competitive and resilient partner, we must invest in people and focus on education now more than ever, writes Martina Dlabajová.
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10 years for a sustainable wine culture [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-02-11 11:00
Wine in Moderation celebrates 10 years and takes stock of what it has achieved so far.
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Europe: An industrial society of the future

Mon, 2019-02-11 10:02
The responsibility for pursuing long-term sustainable goals falls upon those in the wider community who can stake a claim in the climate debate. One such player is Europe’s tech industry, who made their intentions clear during last week’s Industy Day’s conference in Brussels.
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Spain’s right, far-right rally against PM over Catalonia

Mon, 2019-02-11 07:57
Tens of thousands of people waving Spanish flags joined a rally on Sunday (10 February) in Madrid called by right-wing and far-right parties against Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who they accuse of treachery over his negotiations with Catalan separatists. Police said around 45,000...
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Cañete sees gas as ‘a bridge’ to reach EU’s clean energy goals

Mon, 2019-02-11 07:55
Natural gas will remain “an important component” of the EU’s energy mix for decades to come, but its role will evolve by the mid-century to become a “complement” to wind and solar power, the EU’s energy chief has said in comments that has ruffled feathers in the industry.
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Catalan separatist trial gives Spanish far right global platform

Mon, 2019-02-11 07:47
Far-right Spanish party Vox is on track to get a global soapbox as it takes part in the much-hyped trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders as a "popular prosecutor" -- a Spain-specific legal mechanism that has left Madrid embarrassed.
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Brussels teeming with Russian and Chinese spies, EU officials claim

Mon, 2019-02-11 07:42
“Hundreds” of Russian and Chinese spies have been planted in and around Brussels’ EU quarter, according to EU diplomats at the European External Action Service (EEAS).
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EU needs ambitious Cohesion policy to achieve SDGs, socialists argue

Mon, 2019-02-11 07:39
Europe’s economic strategy should focus on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Cohesion policy is key in getting there, socialist groups in the European Parliament and in the Committee of the Regions said in an appeal launched on Thursday (7 February).
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Britain and Switzerland to sign post-Brexit trade agreement

Mon, 2019-02-11 07:36
Britain and Switzerland will sign an agreement on Monday (11 February) to continue trading on preferential terms after Brexit, the British trade department said, protecting a trade relationship worth 32 billion pounds (€36.5 billion).
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European drivers may be wary of cars that stop them from speeding

Mon, 2019-02-11 07:34
Fully automated driving may be years away, but a new EU law being debated by legislators would mandate some semi-autonomous features in new cars, such as intelligent speed assistance. And the auto industry is worried about driver backlash.
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EU liberal ranks grow, but so do divisions

Mon, 2019-02-11 07:33
Europe’s liberal party welcomed new members to its ranks on Saturday (9 February) as battle lines begin to be drawn ahead of May’s European elections. But a debate on potentially expelling a member party continues.
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May rejects pivot towards Brexit customs union compromise

Mon, 2019-02-11 07:29
British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected the idea of targeting a customs union with the European Union, pouring cold water on hopes from some that she could shift her Brexit policy to win over the opposition Labour Party.
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Post-Brexit Britain should be ready to use ‘hard power, says defence minister

Mon, 2019-02-11 07:16
Britain should be ready to use military force to support its global interests after Brexit, defence minister Gavin Williamson will say on Monday (11 February), adding that the boundaries between peace and war are becoming blurred.
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